The Balboa Angling Club welcomes all fishing clubs and invite you to participate in the oldest and most prestigious Marlin Tournament on the West Coast – The MABT – Master Angler Billfish Tournament. With the approaching El Nino warming waters and great marlin fishing it’s time to formulate your fishing teams for the Masters.
This year the Masters will be included in The Great Marlin Race, a network of tournaments in conjunction with the IGFA (International Game Fish Association) and Stanford University where archival tags are placed in marlin with a 180 day tracking record retrieved. The sponsor whose marlin travels the farthest during the Great Marlin Race wins. Data information used to determine migratory patterns, management decisions and the better acknowledgement of the oceans resources.
I’ve enclosed some information for you to help promote the use of satellite tags during our tournament and possibly sponsor a tag for your club. The cost is $4,500 per tag and it is our hope that your anglers will sponsor at least one tag per club. The Great Marlin Race is being held during the Masters, any tackle can be used for the satellite tagging as long as the fish is released in healthy condition.
Should you have any questions or wish to sponsor a satellite tag, please contact either John JD Doughty (949) 723.0883 or Bob Kurz, our Southern California IGFA Representative (949) 495.7272.
Thank you in advance for your participation in the MABT and the IGFA’s Great Marlin Race.